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09 June 2018 - We are looking for a Communications and Policy Officer to join our small but dedicated team in London. [read more]
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Meg Wilkes’ husband Keith sadly passed away in 2003, after 14 years living with dementia with Lewy bodies. In this three-part blog series written while Keith was in residential care, Meg gives a carer’s view of how the condition took hold and transformed their lives together. Enjoying moments with...
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06 June 2018 - The Swedish government announced the intended launch of a national Dementia Strategy in 2018 during the World Health Assembly in May. Alzheimer Sverige has advocated for the Strategy for several years, welcoming the news in the same week as an official ADI side event urged more WHO...
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Delivering essential first aid in an emergency can save someone's life. Up to 59% of deaths from injury could be prevented if basic first aid was administered before the emergency services arrive. If you co-ordinate or are part of a group in Northern Ireland then you can receive free Everyday first...
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Many of the challenges that dementia presents to LGBT+ people are the same as those faced by everyone, but some are unique. Natasha Howard shares the latest developments from Alzheimer’s Society’s innovative LGBT+ and dementia project. Natasha Howard (centre) leading a discussion session for the...
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31 May 2018 – The full programme for ADI 2018 is now available on our conference website, including details of our esteemed plenary speakers and our parallel sessions. This year, there will be a diverse range of presentations from technology and innovation to the impact of dementia on women;...
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30 May 2018 - ADI is disappointed and concerned to learn that France’s Ministry of Health and Solidarity has announced its decision to discontinue reimbursement of four Alzheimer drugs. This has come as a blow just after the 1st anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global plan...
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23 May 2018 – A new report has been published by ADI to mark the 1st anniversary of the adoption of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025 . From plan to impact; Progress towards targets of the Global plan on dementia will be...
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30 April 2018 – A new research framework proposed by the US National Institute of Aging and Alzheimer’s Association could offer significant improvement in the results of clinical trials, and future diagnosis of dementia. The framework, by leading researchers in the April edition of...
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06 April 2018 – Watch the promotional video by representatives of ADI and partners on why you should attend this year's ADI Conference in Chicago, 26-29 July. The ADI Conference is the longest running and most diverse international event on dementia. Take advantage of our Early bird offer...
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The March 2018 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. Read our latest news, as well as contributions from Alzheimer associations, people living with dementia and their carers. [read it now]
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08 March 2018 – Today is International Women’s Day but what you might not know is that women everywhere are disproportionately affected by dementia, both as carers and those living with the disease. Dementia is the collective name for progressive brain syndromes which affect memory,...
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05 March 2018 – Queen Sofía of Spain has become an Honorary Ambassador of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), in recognition of her significant personal dedication to dementia research and care globally. Queen Sofía is also Executive President of Fundacion Reina Sofia...
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20 February 2018 – Boehringer Ingelheim have shifted their attention to a new compound to treat Alzheimer’s disease, after topline results of two Phase II trials of BI 409306 showed that it did not have efficacy when tested for Alzheimer’s disease. There is hope for future success...
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14 February 2018 — Pharmaceutical company Merck have announced the discontinuation of Phase III studies into the effects of Verubecestat, a possible new drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, the collective term for a range...
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15 February 2018 — The Welsh Government has adopted the Dementia Action Plan for Wales 2018-2022 , outlining a comprehensive response to the impact of dementia, including improving the diagnosis and support of those affected. Alzheimer’s Society Cymru worked closely with the government...
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06 February 2018 — Wendy will join ADI on 1 March and be responsible for ADI’s participation in the STRiDE (Strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries) project in partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) Personal Social Services...
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Health A-Z Symptoms, conditions, medicines, treatments and guides Find conditions and treatments Live well Articles, videos and tools from the NHS on more than 100 topics, including alcohol, diet, fitness, tiredness and weight loss, giving you and your family tips on healthy living. Visit healthy...
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25 January 2018 – The explicit mention of dementia has been included in the World Health Organization (WHO) draft 13th General programme of work 2019-2023 following support from Member States and civil society at the 142nd Session of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva. Representatives of ADI...
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22 January 2018 - ADI has submitted a statement to the 142nd Session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board, calling for the urgent inclusion of dementia in the 13th WHO General programme of work 2019-2023 . Representatives of ADI are in attendance at the meeting of the Board, where...

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